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Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

1. Porto: City Highlights 3-Hour Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient city of Porto with the convenience of an e-bike to climb the hills on this guided tour. The many old houses of the city of Proto seem to perch over the Douro River, huddled together from the quay to the sea. Discover the old palaces, the churches, the emblematic neighborhoods, the people, and all the picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Porto is Portugal's second-largest city with many highlights to explore. The historic core of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. On your tour, see the Cordoaria Garden, the Clérgios Tower, Gomes Teixeira Square, the Lello Bookstore, Aliados Avenue, the Porto Cathedral, and the Dom Luís Bridge. 

Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

2. Porto: Guided 3-Hour Best of Tour by Segway

Explore Porto from the vantage point of a self-balancing Segway on this tour, and glide along historic streets to see the city’s main attractions. After a brief training session on the self-balancing vehicles, follow your guide and head towards the Miragaia neighborhood; location of Porto’s ancient walls. As you tour, your guide will describe Porto’s origin as a pre-Roman settlement, talk about Roman times, and how Portugal was reconquered from the Moors in 868, restoring the city of Portucale. See attractions such as Clérigos Tower, the bell tower of the Baroque Igreja dos Clérigos (Church of the Clergymen); once Portugal’s tallest structure. See the metal span of Dom Luis Bridge over the River Douro, and admire the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral (Sé do Porto), towering over the city’s historical center point.

Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

3. Porto: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Stroll through the highlights of the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the charming city as you meander through its streets and hear stories about Porto from your guide. Start your tour with a brief, but informative training on how to ride your Segway. Notice its modern and intuitive nature as you learn about safety rules. Set off to discover the old palaces, churches, emblematic neighborhoods, the people of Porto, and the most picturesque corners that the city has to offer. Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy well-maintained streets and paths.

Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

4. Porto: Historic Center Photo Tour in Ford T Replica

Visit the top landmarks of Porto and snap unforgettable photos as you drive around in early 20th century cars. See the grand Porto cathedral and the Passeio das Virtudes with your knowledgeable driver. Head to Vila Nova de Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry and filled with café terraces and picturesque tiled houses, perfect for a photo. Discover the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, a former monastery set on a hilltop, and take some panoramic pictures of the city. Snap some captivating photos at the Miradouro da Vitória viewpoint. Hear interesting stories and anecdotes about the city from your helpful guide as you tour around one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

5. Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

Start your full-day program with a Porto city tour. Enjoy a walk through the historic center, visiting the Cathedral and the São Bento Railway Station. Take in all the major landmarks and monuments. Finish with a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a tour and a wine tasting. The morning tour ends in Porto Ribeira. You’ll receive vouchers for lunch in a traditional restaurant near the river and the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 50-minute cruise takes you along the river to see the 6 bridges that connect Porto and Gaia.

Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

6. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle and the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Your first stop is Sé, the 12th century cathedral built by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa. Then you will head to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a hilltop pilgrimage site. The 581 steps that the pilgrims climb up to the top of Bom Jesus are one of the most glorious stairways in Portugal. After a visit to these landmarks of faith in the country you head back to Porto.

From Lisbon: Porto Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Porto Full-Day Private Tour

You will be picked up from your Lisbon hotel at 08:00 AM and taken to Porto by a private vehicle. Along the way, you can discuss the day’s itinerary with your guide, and then relax for the 3-hour journey north. On arrival in Porto, you’ll embark on a panoramic tour of the city in your vehicle. See top sights such as Porto Se Cathedral, Avenida dos Aliados and Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos - the city’s architectural symbol. Delve into Porto’s history as you pass Liberdade Square and Ponte de Dom Luis I, structures integral to understanding Porto’s past. Then, disembark to stretch your legs during a walking tour of the Ribeira District, a historic quarter bordering the River Douro. Absorb the ambience that emanates from a myriad of bars and weave your way through ornate squares and winding cobbled streets. The next stop is a Port wine cellar, where you’ll take a guided tour and learn a little about the wine’s production process. For an additional fee, taste a selection of the city’s finest Port wines before heading back to Lisbon.

Porto: Braga & Guimarães FD Tour

8. Porto: Braga & Guimarães FD Tour

You will be picked you up at your hotel in the morning and follow in a air-conditioned minivan towards "Bracara Augusta" (Braga). In Braga will begin the visit to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus where you will get there in a water-powered funicular built in 1882. From the top of the hill you will sight the entire city to where you will continue soon after. Reaching the center of Braga, still on the outside of the old medieval wall where you will visit the church of Congregados and then continue towards its most imposing monument, the Sé cathedral (optional visit) built in Romanesque style with finishing in Gothic style. Braga being the city of the archbishops its cathedral is indeed one of the most spectacular. Still you will remain some churches to visit, so the old castle tower or a the new avenue designed in the early twentieth century where the famous Teatro Circo is. You will end the visit at the prestigious Astoria Café, one of the most beautiful and old of the city. Here you can glimpse part of the old Wall. Towards Guimarães, its time to have some lunch! After tasting the local delicacies, it is time to visit Guimarães. In this walking tour through the historic center, you first visit the castle, but first a brief visit to the Romanesque church of St. Miguel, where was baptized the first king. A little further down you'll visit the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (optional visit), an imposing building built in the fifteenth century to house the Royal family. In this museum space you can see much of the furniture, weapons or tapestries and crockery sources as diverse as the number of sites visited in the maritime expeditions. But there's still so much more to discover in your way to the historical center in the lower part of town. Get to know the beautiful narrow streets heading to Padrão do Salado and to the Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church then to immediately descend into the outskirts of the ancient city where the weekly fair happens, today Toural Square to sample the sweets, convent specialties in a typical pastry shop if you feel like indulge in the traditional pastry.

Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

9. Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

After being picked up at your hotel, start the tour by discovering Porto seaside during the summer, or the amazing views from Serra do Pilar during winter. Learn about the history and interesting stories of the city from your guide. Then, visit a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the heart of one of the most traditional neighbourhoods. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a Fado performance. Traditional Fado music is characterized by the lamenting expression of saudade to the sound of a guitar.  Before being taken back to your hotel, enjoy seeing some of the sights, streets, and landmarks of Porto by night.

Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

10. Porto Half-Day Historical Tour & Port Wine Tasting

Explore Porto on a half-day city tour that emphasizes the history of the area. Begin at Pena Ventosa, the birthplace of the city of Porto. Visit the cathedral, built in the 12th century, before continuing to the S. Bento train station. This station is known for its tiles representing important moments of Portugal's history and culture. Next, see the Clérigos Church. Clérigos, built by the famous architect Nasoni, is known for its Classic Renaissance style. As for the Lello, it has a Neo-Gothic facade and remarkable plaster interior. During the tour, you will be given important information regarding several streets and places in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, the Bolhão Market, and Aliados Avenue. Then continue to visit a few neighborhoods located by the water before heading to a Port wine cellar in Gaia. Learn how this national drink is produced, bottled, sold, and tasted, then enjoy a tasting of your own.

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4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Two thumbs up for this tour! Our guide Bea was excelent and she knew a lot about the monuments and answered all of our questions. We visited parts of Porto that otherwise would have not seen. The day was preatty hectic with a lot of people all around making it a little difficult to manage the segway from place to place, but Bea handled it superbly giving us instructions and taking care of the group. Do recommend it!

Wonderful well balanced tour to see both cities. Comfortable mini van and small group made the experience feel relaxed. The guide Rodrigo provided a lot of interesting information and have some time to explore on our own as well.

This was a great way to see the city. It is so hilly that the ebikes allowed us to see so much more. Our guide Katelijn was great. She was very knowledgeable and helpful to everyone. You could tell she really loves her job.

The two cities- Braga and Guimares are worth visiting. Our tour guide, João has a sense of humor which made the trip more enjoyable. Would surely recommend this activity!

It was amazing. Our tour guide Sophia was extremely knowledgeable and rode us through the city like a champ. Highly recommend this tour.